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Need help folding an Azalea

Postby Adam » January 3rd, 2008, 3:59 pm

Hey there,

I've been trying to fold an azalea following this diagram.. However, I don't really understand what I have to do at step 13 and 14. Could anyone perhaps post some pictures of what I have to do there to clarify it?

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Postby Nathan » January 4th, 2008, 1:05 am

Hey Adam and welcome to the forum! I just tried this model and took some pictures. How impure~ it's folded from a rectangle. Tsk tsk (just kidding!)

Ok. So, the instructions were, lets say, pretty ambiguous. I had a hard time figuring out many some of the later steps as well as steps 13 & 14.
I may make some more photo-diagrams of the later steps if you have troubles with those steps as well- don't beat yourself up about it.

Here are photo-diagrams for steps 13 & 14:

01. Image

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03. Image

04. Image

05. Image

06. Image

07. Image

08. Image

09. Image

10. Image

11. Image

12. Image

13. Image

14. Image

15. Complete
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Good Luck!

*note1: when I say pictures, I'm talking to my photo-diagrams. When I say diagrams, I'm referring to the diagrams drawn by Kalei Anne Lundberg, the creator of the azalea.
*note2: my pictures start from step 13 of the diagram and end at step 15
*note3: in the diagrams, steps 13-14 are multiple steps. My pictures 2-5 depict swinging the bird-bases behind to get to the first stage, and pictures 6-7 get from the first stage to the second stage, or what is shown in step 14 of the diagrams.
*note4: my pictures 13 & 14 show the opposite side (like what is shown in step 19 of the diagram)
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Postby Adam » January 4th, 2008, 1:45 am

Nathan, you're awesome! I owe you one. Now I can finally finish this beautiful flower. :D
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Postby veltsu90 » January 30th, 2008, 1:03 pm

Im having problems with this azalea too, but mine is slightly different, this here is my azalea at step 13:

front:

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rear:

[img]http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/4791/origami2wx7.th.jpg[/img]


I assume you see the difference. Now what am i doing wrong? i have done this over and over again many times to find out the step im doing wrong, but it seems i cant find it. and what´s really awkward is that my origami looks the same as the one in the diagram at step 13, yet still im doing it wrong somehow, please help :)
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Postby JeossMayhem » January 30th, 2008, 4:42 pm

If I remember that step correctly, it isn't supposed to be the same on both sides, if that was what you were wondering.
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Postby veltsu90 » January 30th, 2008, 5:32 pm

Its not the same looking from both sides, but if you look at Nathans step 13, it looks compleately different.
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Postby origami_kid » April 14th, 2008, 10:29 pm

Wow...your azalea is really cool...I really don't know how you managed to pull the petals all the way that far...When I fold it mine is kind of out of geometry. I can't manage to arrange the petals simetrical like.Here's some pictures:


[img]http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/th.838ccdc354.jpg[/img]
[img]http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/th.009eeee97c.jpg[/img]
Can you tell me how you arrange the petals in the end please?
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Postby Nathan » April 15th, 2008, 1:22 am

I don't exactly get the question. My petals were the same length as yours, but I shortened it to round out the end. The petals may look long because of the angle of which I took the picture at- the rest of the stem was hidden beneath the petals.

When I folded the flower, arranging the petals was a royal pain. It was very hard to make the flower look presentable. In truth, I don't like this model very much. That might also be because I'm not a flower person. The only other flower I've ever folded is Robert Lang's rose.
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